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Torta De Santiago Recipe

Looking for an easy Torta de Santiago recipe? Learn how to make Torta de Santiago using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mandrake4

Makes 10 servings



This delicious almond cake originates in the medieval pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, the northwest part of Spain. Marcona almonds are used in the traditional recipe but California almonds are an acceptable substitute. http://www.tienda.com/recipes/tortadesantiago.html From Penelope Cassas, Foods and Wine of Spain, with additions

Recipe Ingredients for Torta de Santiago

1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp grated lemon rind
1/2 lb almonds, finely ground
7 eggs, separated
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 Chopped or ground almonds for garnish

Recipe Directions for Torta de Santiago

  1. Cream the sugar, lemon rind, and egg yolks until the mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in the almonds and cinnamon.

  2. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff, but not dry. Stir a few tablespoons of the egg white into the almond mixture, then fold in the rest of the egg whites. Pour into 2 greased 8 inch layer pans and bake at 350 F for 45 minutes or until the cakes are well browned. Cool briefly, then remove the cakes from the pans.

  3. To make topping, whip 1/2 pint of whipping cream, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon very strong brandy (optional) until stiff. Spread between the cake layers, then coat the top and sides of the cake. Garnish with chopped almonds.

  4. An alternative is to use the filling inside, then sprinkle the top with powdered sugar after placing a 4" Cross of Santiago in the center. The end result is a brown cross on a field of powdered sugar.

Categories

Eggs, Nuts, Breakfast, Brunch, Spanish, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 73.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
252
Calories from Fat
129
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.3g
22%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
43mg
2%
Potassium
202mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
25.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
21.1g
Protein
8.7g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sugar
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